Find the best quotes by Billy Idol.
I am quite a romantic person, really, and I should have put that into my music earlier, but I was probably denying it… I didn’t…
My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going ‘straight,’ but I was…
My dad was one of the reasons I got into rock and roll, because I was learning the ropes of his business, which was selling…
It’s like, what happened, I was always leading fashion, and then the grunge thing kind of came along. And because I’ve been so on top…
Part of the punk attitude was that you should project your music through your whole body… show your personality as much as possible.
I’m not talking with an American accent. I haven’t gone off and become Sammy Hagar.
They wouldn’t play my records on American radio because I had spiky hair. They said, ‘Punk rock doesn’t sell advertising, it won’t make any money.’
The world goes on, you go on and you change. You want to show the fans those changes, and you want to be able to…
I don’t care what stage or what reason, as long as we’re playing.
Rock isn’t art, it’s the way ordinary people talk.
I rocked the cradle of love.
I’m really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn’t grow up freestyling.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m stupid.
When I started out, everyone seemed to be adopting these names… Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious. I wasn’t really Rotten or Vicious or Nasty, so I…
I think love’s exciting and happy, as well as being able to make you sad.
I’m not trying to hide from my past. I want to roll in it. Like a dog, rolling in feces, I’m rolling in the feces…
There was a time when my whole life was in chaos, really, and I didn’t help myself sort it out. But one day I came…
I don’t think punk ever really dies, because punk rock attitude can never die.
It doesn’t matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You’re still left alone with yourself in the…
If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.
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